Sand Point Naval Air Station (NAS Sand Point) is located on a peninsula on Lake Washington to the north of Seattle.
During 1922, the U. S. Navy accepted the land installation and developed it into an air base, aviation training center, and aircraft repair depot along Lake Washington. Its peak usage was during World War II, for crew training. Sand Point serviced aircraft from H.M.S. Warspite for the British Royal Navy.
Postwar, the base was slated for closure, but continued to serve during the Korea , Berlin and Cuban Missle crisis, The end as a naval air station came in 1970, when flight operations ceased. Sand Point changed to the Naval Station Seattle.
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January 9, 2018